Deaths in Music on June 25

  • 1522 Franchinus Gaffurius, composer, dies at 71
  • 1767 Georg Philipp Telemann, German late-barok composer, dies at 86
  • 1785 Pierre Talon, French composer and cellist, dies at 63
  • 1822 Ernst T Amadeus Hoffmann, German writer/judge/composer, dies at 46
  • 1876 John Patton, trumpeter, dies at Little Bighorn
  • 1884 Hans Rott, Austrian composer, dies at 25
  • 1944 Lucha Reyes, Mexican singer (b. 1906)

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1976 Johnny Mercer, US songwriter (That old Black Magic), dies at 66

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  • 1977 Endre Szervanszky, composer, dies at 65
  • 1977 Petko Staynov, composer, dies at 80
  • 1983 Alberto Evaristo Ginastera, Argentine composer (Panambi), dies at 67
  • 1987 Boudleaux Bryant, American country music and pop songwriter (Rocky Top, Love Hurts, Bye Bye Love), dies at 67
  • 1988 Hillel Slovak, Israeli-born musician (Anthym/What Is This?, Red Hot Chili Peppers) (b. 1962)
  • 1990 Peggy Glanville-Hicks, Australian composer (Triad), dies at 77
  • 1998 Lounès Matoub, a famous Berber Kabyle singer (b. 1956)
  • 2007 Mahasti, Persian singer (b. 1946)

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2009 Michael Jackson, American recording artist, entertainer and King of Pop music (The Jackson 5, Thriller, Dangerous) dies of cardiac arrest at 50

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  • 2011 Goff Richards, British brass band music composer/arranger